The Ministry of the Ocean will expand the distribution of the electronic navigation service

A navy ship navigates the waters off the border island of Yeonpyeong, July 1, 2020. (Yonhap)

A navy ship navigates the waters off the border island of Yeonpyeong, July 1, 2020. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, 25 Feb. (Korea Bizwire)The government plans to increase the distribution rate of the electronic navigation service designed to provide information on maritime traffic, weather and collision risks, to 45% of the country’s vessels.

The Department of Oceans and Fisheries said on Thursday it would implement the “Electronic Navigation Service Implementation Plan” as part of the action plan to implement the “Information Service Plan”. on Basic Intelligent Maritime Traffic” which was formulated last year.

First, the ministry aims to increase the share of ships using the electronic navigation service to 45 percent, as well as reduce the number of maritime accidents by 20 percent this year.

To this end, the ministry plans to support the installation of e-navigation equipment for 1,445 private vessels, as well as expand the coverage of the optimal routing service which is now only offered through the e-navigation application, to all installed vessels. with an electronic navigation terminal.

In addition, the ministry plans to distribute small radio transmitters from the second half of this year aimed at allowing small fishing boats to use the electronic navigation terminal.

Starting in June, the ministry plans to provide a variety of safety information, including maritime areas with a higher risk of collision with floating materials and underwater areas with buried cables.

Kevin Lee ([email protected])

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